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The Battle of Fallujah was conducted from 8 to 20 November 2004 with the last fire mission on 17 November. The battle was fought by an Army, Marine and Iraqi force of about 15,000 under the I Marine Expeditionary Force (IMEF). US forces found WP to be useful in the Battle of Fallujah. "WP proved to be an effective and versatile munition. We used it for screening missions at two breeches and, later in the fight, as a potent psychological weapon against the insurgents in trench lines and spider holes when we could not get effects on them with HE. We fired “shake and bake” missions at the insurgents, using WP to flush them out and HE to take them out. ... We used improved WP for screening missions when HC smoke would have been more effective and saved our WP for lethal missions
White phosphorus is not banned by any treaty to which the United States is a signatory
Originally posted by Harlequin
the US has allready admitted to using WP indiscriminantly in fullajah , there is video of WP bombs exploding over random locations in teh city hitting men women and children , the US directly attacked civilians with this weapon ind broke the genvra conventions and thus is a war crime
BAGHDAD (AFP) - A massive US air blitz on Al-Qaeda targets south of Baghdad killed a local leader of the jihadi network and at least 20 other militants, the head of an anti-Qaeda front said on Friday.
"Our information confirmed that Walid Khudair, also known as al-Jahash, leader of Al-Qaeda in the southern belts of Baghdad was killed," said Mustaf al-Jabouri, leader of the anti-Qaeda "Awakening" group in the targeted village of Arab Jabour.
"Twenty other terrorists were also killed," Sheikh Jabouri, a tribal leader, told AFP by telephone.
The US military could not confirm that militants were killed in Thursday's air bombardments, which saw 47,500 pounds (21,500 kilograms) of explosives dropped on 47 targets in a 10-minute blitz.
"We have had no reports of any civilians killed," a US military commander Colonel Terry Ferrell told a Baghdad press conference.
Asked if any Al-Qaeda fighters were killed, he said, "I don't have the assessment at this time."
Originally posted by Harlequin
just because the US didn`t sign to say its a WMD doesn`t mean the rest of the world doesn`t consider its use a WMD.
Originally posted by Agit8dChop
I find it remarkable how the western nations that voted AGAINST the UN, accusing the mof being worthless and curropt, are the same nations complicit in the curroption in the firstplace.
Oil for food is just the FIRST example, look at halliburtons dealings with sanctions countries, Australias use of its Wheat exports and british use of european oil for food.
We only voice the curroption long enough to tain the UN as worthless and curropt, as soon as its shown that we, the mighty western nations are COMPLICIT, well it becomes a behind the doors proceeding.
F'n hypocrytical people make me sick.
I swear, some people just arent human.
We are murdering, raping and occupying a soveriegn nation.. and peopel are defending it?....
Originally posted by Koka
Originally posted by deltaboy
Why should I show concerned about insurgents getting blown up? I understand your feelings for insurgents' lives, but you need to get over it.
You make the grand assumption that these are bombs that only kill insurgents, do the US have bombs that are capable of making such judgement calls?
Originally posted by jerico65
Originally posted by watchZEITGEISTnow
I feel sorry for brainwashed people that see war as a video game or a movie you'd find at Blockbuster. Why don't you actually watch some videos of the soldiers over there, why don't you do the study to see how effected most of these foot soldiers are once back home? Do you seriously believe people gain happiness from this business of death?
Well, I thought that quote was especially fitting for that statement. I bet it brought a chuckle to some that are reading this thread.
Hmmm...watch videos of Soldiers over there? Is that how you're getting your view of the war? Interesting.
You see, I don't have to watch videos. I get all expense paid tours of that region all the time. I get to spend a few months evening out my tan, living in a tent, cleaning sand out of my food and jockeyshorts, and, if I'm lucky, get to put paid to any boogereater that happens to be a threat to US troops.